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Saugatuck River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Doug Kerr

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BH Photo #178105

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Only manually operated swing truss in Connecticut. Rare surviving example of first generation movable iron bridge.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Swing through truss bridge over Saugatuck River on CT 136 in Westport
Location
Westport, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1884 by the Union Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1993
Builder
- Union Bridge Co. of Buffalo, New York & Athens, Pennsylvania
Design
Swing Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 69.9 ft.
Total length: 287.1 ft.
Deck width: 19.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.9 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 12, 1987
Also called
William F. Cribari Memorial Bridge (official name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.12272, -73.36903   (decimal degrees)
41°07'22" N, 73°22'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/636915/4553662 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sherwood Point
Inventory numbers
CT 1349 (Connecticut bridge number)
NRHP 87000126 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 12086 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 58.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
13,600

Update Log 

  • February 9, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • February 6, 2017: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 10, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • February 28, 2015: HAER photos posted by James Baughn
  • August 24, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • March 17, 2011: New Street View added by J.P.
  • September 22, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Pedimented portal bracing to Categories.
  • September 19, 2010: New photos from Doug Kerr

Sources 

  • Doug Kerr
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Wikipedia
  • Douglas Butler
  • HAER CT-46 - Saugatuck River Bridge, Spanning Saugatuck River at Route 136, Westport, Fairfield County, CT

Comments 

Saugatuck River Bridge
Posted October 3, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Saugatuck River Bridge
Posted September 13, 2015, by ArtS
Saugatuck River Bridge
Posted September 13, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)